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  •  The bosses got themselves a good red scare going (2+ / 0-)
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    jpmassar, isabelle hayes

    back in the days of the first May Day also:

    Newspapers speculated on the size of the coming strike and some bewailed the influence of "Communism, lurid and rampant" in the eight-hour ranks and predicted that if the movement was successful, it would encourage "loafing and gambling, rioting, debauchery, and drunkenness."

    May Day by Philip S Foner
    A Short Hx ot the International Workers' Holiday, 1886-1986

    If there's a reason for the rich to rule, please Lord, tell us why. -Battle of Jericol, Coal Mining Woman

    by JayRaye on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 01:20:15 PM PST

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